A young schoolboy has died after falling off his chair and suffering from a medical incident in the middle of class.
The 15-year-old boy from Ormeau Woods State High School, in Ormeau, Queensland, fell off his chair during class and lost all consciousness on Thursday morning.
It is believed he suffered a serious medical incident.
The teacher immediately performed CPR on the boy but was unable to revive him.
Acting Principal Dan Finn issued a statement on the school’s Facebook page asking the family’s privacy to be respected during this devastating moment.
‘As some of you may be aware, a student suffered a serious medical incident at school this morning,’ Mr Finn wrote.
‘Please understand that we must respect the privacy of the family at this time and so we cannot provide further details.’
He has ensured that counselling and support is being offered to all students and teachers who are affected by the incident, and is willing to meet any parent who may have any concerns.
‘I am only too happy to meet with any parent who has a concern,’ Mr Finn offered.
‘Guidance or counselling services are being made available for anyone who may require support.
‘Students can access counselling services in the Resource Centre tomorrow (Friday) by asking for an out-of-class pass from their class teacher.’
He is unable to provide anymore information about the incident and has again requested the respect and privacy for the family affected, and has thanked parents for their support.
Police have been informed of the incident.
Members of the public have offered their condolences to the boy’s family.
‘Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and his friends,’ one wrote.
‘A very sad day. My condolences to the family involved,’ another wrote.